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Fatal Work Claims – Workers Compensation Death Benefits

A fatal workplace accident has a devastating impact on all concerned and, most distressingly, the deceased worker’s family. Those who tragically lose a family member through a workplace accident may be entitled to financial compensation. While no amount of money can...

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On a Visa and Employed? Know your rights?

Working in a foreign country can be a confusing obstacle course of unscrupulous bosses, unfamiliar law and no fall back plan. If you are paying tax and earning your living working for Australian employers, your boss might be relying on the idea that you don’t know...

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FAQ on Estate Planning

While many people are unlikely to nominate estate planning aka “Thinking about what will happen to my assets when I die” as being on their “most wanted things to do” list in reality, this is something that should be on all our “must do” lists. Proactively planning for...

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E-conveyancing the way of the future

For the past 150 years when completing a property settlement it has been necessary for lawyers and banks to meet up to check and swap documents and bank cheques. The party that ended up with the documents then had to lodge them at the Land Registry and notify...

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Public liability claims in NSW

Many people do not realise that they may be entitled to compensation after sustaining injuries that are included in what is described as a ‘public liability’ claim. If you have sustained a personal injury in a public place like a shopping centre, restaurant or pub it...

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Sponsorship by Australian Citizens

The Migration Act 1958 (Cth) allows Australian citizens to bring eligible family members or partners to live in Australia through the family migration stream. Eligible applicants include spouses, a fiancé, de facto partners (including same-sex partners), children,...

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Temporary Skill Shortage Visas (482 visas)

The Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) Visa (TSS Visa) is a new stream of visa introduced as part of Australia’s reformed skilled migration scheme. The new stream is now fully operational and supersedes the Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa program (457...

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Have you been left out of a Will?

The loss of a family member is always a difficult time, but it can become more distressing to learn that you have not been included in the family member’s Will. Generally, a person may leave their assets to whomever they wish. However, the law recognises...

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Things to know before buying a property at auction

Buying a property can often be an intimidating process, especially at auction where you are competing with other buyers and there is no cooling off period. Many properties are sold at auction, particularly in a rising market, so it is important for buyers...

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How to Make a Workplace Injury Claim

If you have been injured at work an experienced lawyer can help you through the complex claims process and provide advice about the benefits you are entitled to. In this article we answer some key questions arising from workplace injuries Claiming...

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